Profile: Eat Sugar

Like Death From Above 1979 crashing hard into the dark skree of Suicide, Cincinnati’s Eat Sugar are the result of four dudes who spend most of their days converting their vinyl to MP3’s. It’s where the past and


Like Death From Above 1979 crashing hard into the dark skree of Suicide, Cincinnati’s Eat Sugar are the result of four dudes who spend most of their days converting their vinyl to MP3’s. It’s where the past and future collide, and it’s a rush. All four band members took some time to answer our hard-hitting questions. — Ryan Allen

Eat Sugar play Rock City, Saturday, June 14, at 10:30 pm in the Magic Stick.

Worst fanboy/fangirl experience…
So far everyone’s been great, but just by saying that we’re probably guaranteeing some awkward encounters in the near future.

Favorite music venue/city…
Aidan – The Southgate House/Newport, KY
Jim – The Gypsy Hut/Cincinnati, OH
Mike – Newport Music Hall/Columbus, OH
Greg – The Gypsy Hut/Cincinnati, OH

Vegetarian, vegan or carnivore…
Omnivore

Best band from your city (besides yourself)…
Aidan – The Tiger Lilies. Start with 1997’s Space Age Love Songs.
Jim – The Read
Mike – The National
Greg – Shesus

Random iTunes top 10…
Aidan – Pass
Jim – “Alice Practice” by Crystal Castles
Mike – What is this “iTunes” you speak of?
Greg – The Presets, “My People”

Last great movie you saw…
Aidan – Atom Age Vampire
Jim – Iron Man
Mike – There Will Be Blood
Greg – No Country For Old Men

TV shows you can’t stop watching…
Aidan – “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” It nearly fills the void that “Arrested Development” left in my life
Jim – “Dexter”
Mike – I don’t watch TV.
Greg – “Law & Order”

Record that changed your life..
Aidan – Guided by Voices’ Alien Lanes; it was my introduction to the world of Indie rock in the glorious summer of 1995.
Jim – Brainiac, Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Mike – Radiohead – OK Computer
Greg – Brainiac, Bonsai Superstar

First car…
Aidan – ‘94 Nissan Sentra. It was a great car until abuse & neglect drove it to an early grave.
Jim – 1976 Ford Pinto
Mike – 1985 El Camino
Greg – 1985 Camero Iroc Z-28

Guiltiest Pleasure – thing you watch, read, listen to – that no one knows about… (ie. The Gilmore Girls, InTouch Magazine, N’Sync, etc.)…
Aidan – I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. Just like what you like and be honest about it. Otherwise you’ll end up a pathetic sucker, constantly second-guessing yourself and unable to derive real pleasure from anything.
Jim – Any movie with Angelina Jolie
Mike – Cosmo Girl
Greg – Old John Travolta Movies, especially Grease and Saturday Night Fever

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